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Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Mike Johnson, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley

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    Talc is well known for the possibilty of naturally occuring asbestos. There was a flap a good while back about talcum powder with asbestos in it, the manufacturers never thought to check. Powder from any stone product is problematic, silicosis is a known problem from quartz rocks. Mother nature can hand you some bad ass problems.
     
  2. Mike Johnson

    Mike Johnson

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    Some people don't even consider the organic materials that get turned on a lathe
    you never know what kind of fungus, mold or bacteria has colonized a log. The lungs
    provide a nice moist habitat for those types of critters when you breath them in. On several
    occasions over the years I had to get a prescription to take care of several lung infections
    caused by these types of bugs. No fun!
     

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